Howie Good

Revising Thoreau

Thoreau
only left
the woods,
his face
shaded
by a wide hat,
to borrow
a pencil
but found out
there was
a fire
downtown
& stayed
to watch.

Now,
whenever
there’s
an interesting bird,
he dashes
outside
& shoots it.

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Howie Good’s latest book of poetry is The Complete Absence of Twilight (2014) from MadHat Press. He co-edits White Knuckle Press with Dale Wisely, who does most of the real work.

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